Cattle Mutilations
Senseless Mutilation or High -Tech Examination?

         Cattle Mutilation Phenomena, also called “Bovine Excision”, is the enigma presented, when cattle have been found that are killed by an unexplained method and anatomically mutilated, under anomalous conditions. No single example of a paranormal event is so physically bizarre, or has such a negative economic impact on a specific industry. It is generally considered to have started with an anomalous mutilation in 1967 of a horse in Colorado. However, seven decades earlier we find this unusual eyewitness testimony from a sworn statement dated April 21, 1897:
        "A prosperous and prominent farmer named Alexander Hamilton in Le Roy, Kansas told of an attack upon his cattle at about 10:30 PM the previous Monday. He, his son, and his tenant grabbed axes and ran some 700 feet from the house to the cow lot where a great cigar-shaped ship about 300 feet long floated some 30 feet above his cattle. It had a carriage underneath which was brightly lighted within (dirigible and gondola?) and which had numerous windows. Inside were six strange looking beings jabbering in a foreign language. These beings suddenly became aware of Hamilton and the others. They immediately turned a searchlight on the farmer, and also turned on some power, which sped up a turbine wheel (about 30 ft diameter) located under the craft. The ship rose, taking with it a two-year old heifer, which was roped about the neck by a cable of one-half inch thick, red material. The next day a neighbor, Link Thomas, found the animal's hide, legs and head in his field. He was mystified at how the remains got to where they were because of the lack of tracks in the soft soil. Alexander Hamilton's sworn statement was accompanied by an affidavit as to his veracity. The affidavit was signed by ten of the local leading citizens."
        This incident seems to fit well into the realm of cattle mutilations.

Aerial Indications
        Though the above description is unscientific, it shows that the animal is being lifted. One very important aspect of this phenomenon is the total absence of evidence of physical activity of any sort around the affected carcasses. Such lack of even footprints, tire tracks, or any ground disturbance indicates that some sort of aerial device has to be used. There is also evidence that the animals may have been dropped from considerable heights, after the mutilations were performed.

Predator Absence
        The aerial aspect could also explain why there is no indication that the animals died as a result of predatory attacks or accidents. A very unusual natural deviation occurs at the carcass sites. Scavengers will not feed upon, or even approach the carcasses, despite the abundance of meat on the remains and often fresh condition of it. Any flies, a common aspect of carrion, are dead on the carcasses.

Bloodless
        The animals chosen, horses, cattle, buffalo, and deer are all large, and can have as much as four gallons of blood in a body weighing, sometimes, in excess of a thousand pounds. The carcasses are completely drained of every trace of blood, a condition known as exsanguinations, and yet, not one drop of that blood is found around the body. Other body fluids are also conspicuously absent. The process of draining such a large body of all blood and fluids requires a lab setting and highly sophisticated equipment, something certainly not commonly found on cattle ranges and in forests. Removing all traces of those fluids from the body and the surrounding environment requires a technology not currently found on the planet. The ease of obtaining cattle blood and the obvious disregard for the monetary value of an entire cow leaves out old-fashioned cattle rustling or any criminal intent.

Unorthodox Organ Removal
        Blood and body fluids are not the only things removed from these bodies, which gives this phenomenon its description as an act of mutilation. Certain organs are surgically removed from their bodies. Autopsy reports show that removal of sexual, digestive tract, and sensory organs are most often the organs of choice. Soft tissue organs, such as the reproductive organs, tongue, eyes, lips, ears, udders, and the rectal area are, also, occasionally removed. Internal organs, not surgically incised, are often found to have lost all consistency and are described as being in a "mushy" state. Again, there is an unearthly ring to the methods employed. Organ and tissue removal is done with perfect surgical precision. No ripping or tearing is evident as with predator attacks and even scalpels are often eliminated as a tool. The incisions have been done with such fine precision that only a laser could produce such surgical exactitude. Evidence of cauterization, the act of fusing of blood vessels and tissue using heat or chemical methods, enforces this theory. Bones are also clearly sliced with no bone fragments present. Areas of flesh are also severed with high- tech precision.

Surrounding Environs
        No evidence of blood, tracks, or predators stands alone as an anomaly, but is not the only abnormal aspect of the sights, where the animal remains are found. High levels of radiation are detected, although no logical explanation for this presence has been found. Plants in the immediate vicinity, at times, appear to be extraordinarily lush, only to wither and die in a short time. This shows a total change in the organisms not explained by orthodox understanding. A fluorescent material of unknown origin has often been observed covering the bodies. Another unusual substance is also found around the carcasses. Minute particles of magnetic iron, in a very pure form, are present in high concentrations in the immediate area. Again, no explanation for this is to be found. It should be pointed out that such traces of pure iron are also found in crop circle anomalies.

The Theories
        As can easily be seen, the questions are abundant and the answers are conspicuously absent. Even the theories advanced are anemic:
♦  Satanic cults performing occult blood rituals were the earliest suspects. This might hold water, if you could find a satanic cult with a large membership that consisted of very wealthy and highly skilled surgeons, with a lot of free time on their hands. The sheer volume of just the reported acts would mean that thousands of top professionals, in very specialized fields, working in total secrecy, would be working around the clock. Considering that not one suspect has ever been arrested for such an obvious crime, an unbelievable amount of luck must also be involved. Little wonder that satanic slaughter quickly faded into the background, leaving the next most targeted subject for particularly unusual occurrences, the government.
♦  Secret operations are always a favorite target of the conspiracy theorists and the size of this anomaly requires a large, well funded, and high-tech group. We all know the government is capable of such an operation, but there is a real problem with the concept of government involvement, capitalism. Any politician knows that the last thing you want to do is mess with the agriculture business, especially in the United States and, in particular, the ranchers. If the government needed to do this, they could easily obtain cattle for whatever it is they need. After all, they are one of the largest single customers of the ranching industry. This is where the theories begin to stray from the usual suspects.
♦  Mass hysteria has been mentioned as a solution for everything from organized crime to the moon landing debunkers. Hard working ranchers, rural police departments, and serious scientific investigators are not the normal population sector that is easily driven to hysteria, when confronted by the unexplained.
♦  Black helicopters come under scrutiny, but once again, the volume of cases and the remote and precarious terrain of those cases leave some serious doubts. Also, the fact that most of the excisions appear to happen at night cast further doubt. A helicopter fleet of such a size required to perform these mutilations, would take unlimited resources and tax the resources of a large corporation or organization. And, there are the needed surgical teams. The fact that a large number of unmarked helicopters, operating in U.S. airspace, would either have to elude radar detection, or have government permission to operate and, again, brings up the financial aspect once again. The sky is monitored by the military, the military works for the government, and the government works for the large financial powers, and the ranching industry is a significant financial power. The black helicopter theory doesn't work as a culprit, but may fit into the equation. If, they are present, as witness testimony indicates, it is more likely related to an observation or deterrent role.
♦  Environmental testing, biological experiments, cattle virus, and nuclear activities were brought into the fray, but with no evidence to back any of these theories, it just adds to the confusion and conjecture. The only thing proven is that there is no evidence that can prove anything, or anyone, on this planet is responsible.
♦  Even theories about theories came into the picture in the ethereal form of plasma. The very imaginative scenario speculated that an unsuspecting animal wanders into the plasma field and, out of nowhere, an unknown electrical force electrocutes the animal, dissolves its blood, and then mutilates the carcass. This is something akin to a high tech version of "swamp gas."
        So, the only suspect qualified for scrutiny flies into the mutilation arena. Unidentified flying objects are most often identified as a consistent presence by witnesses. They are, also, the only suspect that needs no budget, obviously has the technology, can, and do, evade radar and the military, and are known to lift large objects, without leaving detectable traces in the area. They also, may be the only suspects with a possible motive for the act. Federal evidence confirms that some animals have been dropped from altitude causing broken bones and depressions in the ground. And, the only markings ever found at the sites have been tripod marks.

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